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ln -hfs newlocation existinglink or ln -nfs newlocation existinglink will change the existing link to point to newlocation (the -n and -h are identical in operation) From 'man ln' -h If the target_file or target_dir is a symbolic link, do not follow it. This is most useful with the -f option, to replace a symlink which may point to a ...


Normally (because the default shell on OSX is bash), tilde (~) is expanded to your home directory. That is documented in the Bash Reference Manual: Tilde Expansion. However, your directory listing shows that you have created an entry "~" in your desktop, either by bypassing the default behavior (quoting, as mentioned in How to manually expand a special ...

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